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Smoke from the El Dorado Fire in Angelus Oaks, Calif., fills the sky Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The wildfires raging on the West Coast became an all but inescapable crisis around the country on Tuesday, with at least 27 people dead in three states, fires and evacuations starting in Idaho, milky smoke clouding the skies over Michigan and haze reaching as far as New York City. (Eric Thayer/The New York Times)

Smoke from the El Dorado Fire in Angelus Oaks, Calif., fills the sky Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The wildfires raging on the West Coast became an all but inescapable crisis around the country on Tuesday, with at least 27 people dead in three states, fires and evacuations starting in Idaho, milky smoke clouding the skies over Michigan and haze reaching as far as New York City. (Eric Thayer/The New York Times)